Tuesday, November 19, 2013

{Pregger Update: 20 Weeks}


I thought I’d start doing these updates here and there. Hopefully you guys don’t find them annoying, but I think it would be nice for me to have to look back on someday ☺ 

How Far Along: I’ll be 21 weeks Thursday!

Size of Baby: She’s the size of a banana – about 7 inches long and weighs about 12 oz.

Maternity Clothes: Definitely. Went on a Gap Maternity shopping spree a couple weeks back when they were having a 40% off sale and I have to say that maternity clothes just fit SO much better and are so much more flattering! 

Stretch Marks: None yet.  Crossing my fingers SO hard they decide to skip me ☺ Slathering on Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil and Burt Bee’s Mama Bee Belly Butter like it’s my job!
  
Sleep: Well, I love sleeping. I go to bed really early every night and I don’t even feel bad about it. I figure once this babe is born it will be a while before I get a full night’s rest so might as well take advantage now!

Best Moment of the Week:  Feeling her move around ALL THE TIME. It’s my favorite! And when she doesn’t for a while I miss her. 

 Movement:  Uh huh! Even Corey can feel her move around. We love to lay in bed or on the couch and wait for her to kick/punch. It’s so fun! Apparently this is really early on for both me and him to be feeling her move so much, but I guess she’s just in a really great position because I’ve been feeling her a lot for almost 2 weeks now!

Cravings: None really recently! 

Gender: Little Lady!

Belly Button In or Out: In

Wedding Ring on or Off: On

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: I feel pretty good, but if I don’t eat for a few hours I feel a little queasy. But nothing compared to the first tri!

What I Miss: IPAs. And bourbon. I’m not a lush I swear!

What I am Looking Forward to: Our babymoon to Hawaii coming up in about a month! I need some sun – this Portland weather is downright depressing!

Labor Signs: Heck no. Thank goodness!!

Nursery: We have our crib, but that’s about it! Gotta start somewhere!

Emotions:  Last week was pretty rough – my emotions were all over the place, but mainly really low. The last few days have been a bit better. It’s so hard to know how incredibly happy I am yet sometimes I just can’t fight this feeling of sadness. I suffered from depression about 10 years ago, so I recognize these feelings and I know how to deal with them, it’s just a bummer they are showing up during this special time. But I’m hanging in there!

29 comments:

  1. Lookin good, mama! I love these posts - keep 'em coming :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing!
    I love your lil' updates via instagram, but the "details" are even better!

    From Eat Cake

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  3. Whoa, your hair is Kate Middleton gorgeous! I love these updates :) Congrats!

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  4. Love the updates! It's so fun to hear what's going on with you and Little Lady Denfeld!

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  5. You are so cute!! You look great. Glad everything is going well so far.

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  6. You are sporting an awesome baby bump! Congrats on being halfway done! Time is flying, I'm sure!

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  7. Awh, you have the cutest bump! Can't believe you're already halfway there... she'll be here in no time!

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  8. love the updates and i know you will love being able to look back on them later. that's the great thing about a blog is that your feelings and your life as-is is saved!

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  9. Yes, love the updates! I'll definitely be reading them :) Happy to hear you are doing so well. Will be sending positive vibes your way. It's tough to be pregnant, and hormones like to run wild with our emotions. So exciting about your baby moon, that sounds amazing!!

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  10. Yay! So exciting! I definitely loved bio oil during my pregnancy and came through with no stretch marks, though so many people say it's all up to genetics... And drinking tons of water. Congrats again!

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  11. Even though your pretty face isn't showing in this picture, I can tell you're glowing. Love these updates!

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  12. Aww I love reading these posts! My little lady is 8.5 months old and it's fun to remember back when I was 20 weeks pregnant :) That's so awesome you can feel her move so much, such an amazing feeling, right?! And I totally feel you with the sad feelings, it stinks when you know you "should" be so happy during this time. But it is totally normal, and you WILL feel better...these hormones are just a bit of a bitch at this time. Hope the rest of your week looks up! :)

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  13. Yay I love these! Thanks for letting us all in on this special moment :) xx

    http://the-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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  14. Ugh, pregnancy depression is the worst! I have never wanted anything more than to have a baby and be a mommy my whole entire life..then it happened and I got soooo depressed. I have also dealt with depression my whole life but had been doing pretty darn well...then come the hormones : / I dont know if I have ever been so depressed my whole life, it was just awful! It finally has come and gone but sometimes I still go through moments of worry where I realize life as we know it is totally going to change and we will have a crying baby in 3 months! No more laying in bed all day watching tv on Sundays, no more 10:30pm movie date nights, no more being lazy, haha. I just keep thinking it will be worth it and I hope once baby comes I won't be able to remember life without him!

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  15. sendin you prayers sweet friend! depression is such a tough battle and i pray that it doesnt steal away your light during this time! you are glowing and i could not be happier for you! xox

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  16. Growing a person is hard work. I had some really emotional weeks during my second trimester, but felt great (emotionally) during the third (physically, not so much). Don't be too hard on yourself, hormones are crazy. Enjoy these last months just the two of you- I did, but was so excited to meet my little man that I failed to live in the moment. SLEEP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Oh how I miss sleep. relax and be lazy. My baby is now 15 days old and I finally feel like I am starting to get the hang of things- but, these past two weeks have been brutal. You mentioned you suffered with depression in the past- I did too. I was anticipating some baby blues, but oh man, the hormone dump was so much more overwhelming than I could have ever anticipated. I don't say this to scare you, just make sure you have a good support system after the baby is born- not just for baby, but also you. Either way, pregnancy and becoming a family of three is such a wild and amazing experience. It all goes by so fast, so enjoy every minute :) Congratulations! You look amazing!

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  17. Thinking of you sweet mama and wishing you only the very best for your pregnancy. This is an exciting time for you but don't be too hard on yourself, it is a hectic process and not every day can be peaches and roses and pure excitement! Your hormones are on a roller coaster too x

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  18. Seriously, you have the cutest little bump ever! Looking great mama!

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  19. You look so beautiful! Love the baby bump.

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  21. So excited for you two!! You look amazing. I am so happy you are sharing this with us. Nothing you share is ever silly. Glad to know you are doing well and have some upcoming fun in the sun planned. I hope those days of having the blues are just temporary. ;)

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  22. Liz, you look amazing!! Congrats again to both of you! What an awesome feeling to be able to feel her move and kick. :)

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  23. you are the cutest preggers ever. ever.

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  24. Well you certainly look adorable! (And happy happy new year!)
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  26. Love it! Congratulations! You're going to be a fantastic mama :)

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  27. Oh you're just beautiful! Congrats :)

    A friend introduced me to your blog today and I'm already loving it! Can't wait to read more :)
    Blessings, Amanda

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